Tag Archives: ARREST

Illegal Wildlife Trade Showcased at World Famous Chinese Photo Exhibition

From September 19 through 25, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) showcased the “Loss of Nature: Wildlife Threatened by Trade” exhibit at the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. The festival is of the world’s largest with 427 exhibitors displaying … Continue reading

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ARREST Program Engages Youth at Community Service Fair

Freeland was invited to Bangkok Patana School to showcase the efforts of the USAID-funded ARREST (Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking) Program and engage youth at the annual Community Service Fair (CSF). More than 500 students attended the event. … Continue reading

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Philippines Destroys Remains of 850 African Elephants and Says No to Ivory Trade

The Philippine Government crushed over five tons of confiscated ivory tusks from approximately 850 elephants worth an estimated US$10 million to show its support against illegal ivory trade. This is the first known mass destruction of elephant ivory outside of … Continue reading

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Vietnam Government’s Youth Brass Join Campaign to Reduce Wildlife Consumption

In the lead up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22, The Vietnamese government took steps to engage youth not only to address the problem of wildlife consumption in Vietnam, but also encourage future generations to realize the importance of … Continue reading

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Private Sector Engages ARREST

US, Thai and Australian private sector alliances reached out to the ARREST Program this week and offered assistance to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking.  The Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of Thailand hosted ARREST at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) … Continue reading

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Operation Cobra Strikes to Dismantle Transnational Organized Wildlife Trafficking Networks

                 Police, Customs and wildlife ocers from Asia, Africa and the United States participated in a month-long cross-border enforcement operation code-names “COBRA”. Cobra was an intelligence-driven initiative aimed at dismantling organized wildlife crime syndicates. ARREST partners FREELAND and ASEAN_WEN facilitated … Continue reading

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ARREST Debuts iTHINK Awareness Campaign

Thailand became the first country to launch the new, innovative wildlife public awareness campaign, “iTHINK”. The interactive campaign is driven on one side by key opinion-leaders with the public joining on the other. Campaign materials help inform the public about … Continue reading

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China’s Largest Online Store Leads Holiday Push to Reduce Trade of Endangered Species. December 2012

Consumption of wildlife products, such as ivory necklaces, tiger bone wine and shark fin, consistently spikes during the gift-giving season. Te reduce such pressure on such wildlife the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) collaborated with China’s largest shoppingwebsite Taobao.com … Continue reading

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ARREST Progress October through December 2012

The months October through December built further momentum against transnational wildlife crime. The ARREST Program and its partners are reducing demand for wildlife in Vietnam through multi-media public engagement, in Cambodia with the debut of wildlife awareness signage in its … Continue reading

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